The pace of sales at Discovery Ridge, eight miles south of Boulder on a gorgeous ridge overlooking the town of Superior, has accelerated this winter. Of the 20 homes on Canary Lane, with its unobstructed mountain views, 5 are still available and interest is peaking. The pandemic shut down people’s moving and home-buying plans for a while, but life goes on, carefully, and this amenity-rich development is taking off. Outside of Longmont and Erie, Boulder County has precious few newly-built single-family homes available. If you’re looking for luxury and quiet (and no HOA) outside of but close to Boulder, Discovery Ridge is a must-see.
Superior has staked its claim as a business- and family-friendly town, and the building boom on McCaslin Boulevard brings into fine definition that the town is serious about you calling it home. “As Superior begins to grow along with many other Front Range communities, our homes on Canary Lane will stand out amongst the rest,” says developer Dan Aweida. “From our amenities and views to living on a quaint lane where the only people who drive by are your neighbors, we hope that you feel at home from the first day you move in.”
A Discovery Ridge home can be completed, from foundation to closing, in seven or eight months. Think twice, though, if you plan to wait to have a closer look at Canary Lane. It’s anyone’s guess how many units will remain available four or five months from now. So it goes without saying that no time should be wasted by anyone seriously interested in living there. A buyer’s first step is to select a Lot and desired home model. If a contract is signed soon, the homeowner may select a full finish palette and bring their home visions to life!
With clear views of the mountains, overlooking downtown Superior, being within walking and biking distance to downtown and Superior Marketplace, dreaming big will be the easy part! “We chase a more traditional architectural style with a western aesthetic and overtones of the mining history of the Superior area,” says architect Christopher Flora of Bray Architecture. “Additionally, the rooms of the homes orient and focus on the unparalleled views of the northern Front Range mountains with large windows and sliding glass doors. The homes were also designed with the empty nester in mind, with open floor plans, accommodating bedrooms, and minimal yard maintenance.”
“Due to the scale, incredible views, low maintenance and accessibility to Denver and Boulder, we expect to attract a multitude of buyers,” says Aweida. “One of the signature features of our Gold Unit homes is a main level master suite. From empty nesters that want to ‘age in place’ to growing families wanting a mother-in-law suite, having the ability for dual masters is a great advantage. We’re maximizing the flexibility in multi-generational households and allowing the space to really work for the homeowner over time. Each unit has a basement patio and two upper-deck patios with stunning views.”
Interior designer Sara Blette designed the homes’ interior finish palette to be as transitional as possible. “When you are designing for a broad audience, it’s important to select options that are durable, timeless and comfortable while maintaining a way for the home buyer to still make it their own,” she explains. “Whether or not you prefer traditional or a modern farmhouse aesthetic, we’ll be able to curate a design vision to meet your unique needs.”
Worth the effort, worth the wait
The site of Canary Lane was difficult to develop. After all, it is on a hillside ridge. But everyone involved in making Discovery Ridge a reality is confident homeowners will be smitten with the look and feel of the open face with the jaw-dropping mountain views. And with the town’s plans to develop the downtown area in the next few years, it’s an exciting time to live in Superior. Discovery Ridge is sure to become an anchor of the community, adding to the richness of the downtown district. “Boulder County is running out of dirt to build on,” Aweida says. “Demand is very high and supply is very low, and a lot more very tight urban apartments and condos are going up. Ours are paired homes with an open look and feel on a hill with nothing in front of them – truly a rarity in the typical residential home density we are used to.”
There was some expectation that Discovery Ridge would primarily attract empty-nesters making an investment after dedicated careers, but young families have also jumped at the chance to grow up together on Canary Lane. Whatever your situation, this incredible new neighborhood will speak to you. No other development brings you the style, floor plans, convenience and lifestyle Discovery Ridge has to offer. Five homes remain including two Gold models and three Silver. If you’re interested in calling Discovery Ridge home, your first stop is the website: discoveryridge.net. There you’ll find floor plans, current availabilities and a thorough FAQ on becoming a resident of Canary Lane. Then, e-mail or call the sales team at [email protected] or 720.572.1397 or 720.386.7609
By Darren Thornberry, At Home Colorado. Photography by Timothy Seibert